SOUTH AFRICA: ROBERT MUGABE AND HIS WIFE GRACE APPEAR ON MOST CORRUPT LIST.HOW MUGABE RUINED ZIMBABWE,THE CORRUPT MUGABE MUST RESIGN.MANY ZIMBABWEANS QUESTIONED WHERE THE MUGABE FAMILY WAS GETTING THE HUGE SUMS OF MONEY.
Mugabe was a Marxist guerrilla who came to power in 1980 after the country won its independence from Britain. Mr Mugabe made a promising start calling for reconciliation with white Zimbabweans, and improving access to education and health care for all. But his early policies were overshadowed by what followed. To support the cost of various schemes, Mugabe overspent wildly a practice he has continued throughout his administration. And as he clung to power over the decades his rule became autocratic, undemocratic and oppressive. This has all caused typical forms of suffering. But the way in which Mugabe has brought Zimbabwe to its knees is through gross economic mismanagement.
Since Zimbabwe's independence, most of the world has moved on - but his outlook remains the same. He will only step down when his "revolution" is complete. Southern Africa: Mugabe and wife appear on most corrupt list.As Zimbabwe's economy has gone from bad to worse to disastrous in recent years, Robert Mugabe's political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics - so far at least.However, it may be that by siding with his wife in the battle to succeed him, he has gone too far, and lost the support of the military leaders, who have kept him in power until now.In many advanced democracies and in progressive economies, irregularities such as inflated payments and gross violations of regulations, which border on corruption and abuse of office within various government departments.Criminal investigations would be set in motion and the culprits prosecuted. In Zimbabwe, corruption, fraud and the theft of public funds are seldom punished, if at all.The financial year ended December 31 2016 on appropriation accounts, finance and revenue statements and fund accounts, the audit report reveals that more than half a billion dollars was doled out by Treasury to senior officials without stating the reasons or identities of the beneficiaries being documented.Treasury did not disclose the details of the purpose and the names of beneficiaries (debtors) for loans amounting to US$567 537 792.The report also raises concern over various issues, including maintenance of accounting records, fraudulent activities, and transfers of money from fund accounts, outstanding payments to suppliers of goods and services, use of fund resources as collateral security and unsupported expenditures.The audit on local authorities also found glaring shortcomings in the procurement of goods and service, revenue collection, management and debt recovery and governance issues.The International Monetary Fund praised the Mozambican prosecutor’s office for releasing the summary report of the audit, saying it was a step towards transparency.While Mozambique is taking action, the Zimbabwean government, like it has done over the years.Ideally, one would think the audit reports would form the basis of concrete action like initiating investigations and prosecutions where necessary to restore public confidence in government.Ironically, Mugabe has previously stated there was no evidence of corruption by officials in his government, insinuating he would act should there be evidence.
Mugabe is cited in the controversial VIP housing project in 1995.Anti-Corruption
Trust of Southern Africa says most of the case were not investigated as
enquiries were kept under wraps by the government to allegedly protect
corrupt officials.Today Grace Mugabe is viewed as an opportunistic, greedy, selfish, aggressive woman motivated by fear of her husband’s death,” said Andy Moyse, a veteran Zimbabwean journalist. “She’s going to be terribly exposed once he’s gone because there’s no political structure to save her. She’s trying to entrench her position and her assets.
Maj Gen Nyikayaramba said there should be legislation that prohibits influential people from owning businesses, adding that this was another source of corruption. He said it was disheartening that ordinary people, who presented business proposals and investment ideas to politicians to help them secure funding, had their ideas stolen.Maj Gen Nyikayaramba said under normal circumstances, the Zimbabwe National Army required $554,56 million, enough to cater for all logistical, administrative and training needs of the army and ensuring that members were properly catered.He said this helped to boost the troops’ morale, dedication and loyalty. However, Maj Gen Nyikayaramba said the money allocated to the army was making him have nightmares on how he was going to distribute it among all the army’s needs, which ranged from food to medical, equipment procurement and training.He said the law was supposed to take its course on corrupt bigwigs because if left unattended, ordinary citizens would feel let down by the authorities. “Do not look at the face of individuals or their positions when dealing with corruption because that will lead to disaster.
Army speaks out on corruption.Top Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) commander Major General Douglas Nyikayaramba's call to the government to deal decisively with corruption, especially by senior officials, has been met with scorn amid charges that the securocrats have no moral authority to pontificate about graft.
A regional anti-corruption watchdog - Anti-Corruption Trust of Southern Africa (ACT) has named Zimbabwe's veteran ruler President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace among the country's top 56 corrupt individuals.ACT-Southern Africa regional coordinator Alouis Munyaradzi Chaumba says all corruption cases which are packed in the courts should be revisited and all culprits prosecuted.The ACT-Southern Africa report highlights cases that include: Diamond Scandals, the looting of the War Victims Compensation Fund, the VIP Housing Scam, the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO) scandal, the Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) scandal, the Kondozi Estate looting, the Willowvale scandal, the fertiliser input scandal, the National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (NOCZIM) scandal, and the Harare Airport Extension scandal.According to the reports, whose findings where complied by studying media reports in post-independence implicates Mugabe in the $7 billion Harare International airport expansion deal in 1999.As Zimbabwe's economy has gone from bad to worse to disastrous in recent years, Robert Mugabe's political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics so far at least.However, it may be that by siding with his wife in the battle to succeed him, he has gone too far, and lost the support of the military leaders, who have kept him in power until now.The 93-year-old Zimbabwean president is already dealing with a crumbling economy, chronic health problems and preparations for his sixth presidential election in 2018.Now, Mugabe has to manage a delicate political situation caused by his wife, Grace Mugabe, who is currently a wanted woman in neighboring South Africa, Zimbabwe’s major trading partner and one of its main political allies.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's lavish spending has been exposed in his wife's court battle with a Lebanese tycoon over a botched $1.35m diamond ring.Corruption Special: Mugabe ‘paying half a million dollars in yearly rentals for a villa in Dubai.New court documents filed by businessman Jamal Ahmed opposing First Lady Grace Mugabe’s move to seek to overturn a provisional order against her, showed that the Mugabe family was paying half a million dollars in yearly rentals for a villa in Dubai.Grace Mugabe torched a storm recently when she demanded a refund of $1.35m that she paid to Ahmed for a diamond ring after Ahmed allegedly failed to deliver it on time. The ring was meant to be Mugabe’s gift to Grace on their wedding anniversary.